Peter Salasya

Mumias East Member of Parliament Peter Kalerwa Salasya has narrated his experience in the cell after he was arrested on Friday for alleged assault claims. 

"Niko kwa ground saa hii, nililala kwa simiti, nililala kwa cell bila anything, no mattress, no blanket, no nothing," he said in a Facebook post. 

He was addressing residents of Khusupa in Kakamega county. 

Salasya allegedly assaulted a Member of the County Assembly in Kakamega and was released on Sh50,000 cash bail pending arraignment on Tuesday, January 16.

The incident occurred during a fracas at a funeral in Mumias on Friday, January 12.

In a statement, the police said he is likely to be charged with assault and causing actual bodily harm, a violation of Section 251 of the penal code.

Additionally, he faces charges of creating disturbance in a manner that could lead to a breach of peace under section 95 (1)(b) of the same code.

This follows an incident involving the discharge of firearms by his two bodyguards, who have since been disarmed.

Their firearms are currently undergoing ballistic analysis, according to police reports.